Valentine's Day:Theology Of The Body Message from Christopher West

The following message comes from the TOB newsletter that I received just a few minutes ago.  I highly recommend that you go to the Theology of the Body Institute to see the info there and to sign up to receive their monthly newsletters! Redeeming Valentine’s Day A Message From Christopher West I once heard it said that more “legal prostitution” takes place on Valentine’s Day than any other day of the year.  It was a reference to the idea that, on this insecurity-inducing day, couples around the world basically exchange chocolates, romantic dinners, diamonds, and other gifts for sex.  Men and women, it seems, will go to great lengths to save themselves from the loneliness that creeps up when all the red hearts and romantic songs replace Christmas decorations and Christmas carols. It seems we all wonder at times, “Am I really loved, or do I have to buy his or her attention with something?” This makes Valentine’s Day an annual event ripe for redemption, ripe for John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. The fact that we set a day aside each year to celebrate romantic love points to the importance we all place on it, and rightly so.  The love of man and woman…

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